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Fashion and masculinities in popular culture

Title
Fashion and masculinities in popular culture / Adam Geczy and Vicki Karaminas.
Author
Geczy, Adam,
Publication
New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, ©2018.

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Additional Authors
Karaminas, Vicki,
Description
viii, 185 pages : illustrations,; 24 cm
Series Statement
Routledge research in cultural and media studies ; 113
Uniform Title
Routledge research in cultural and media studies ; 113.
Subjects
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-175) and index.
Contents
Introduction -- 1. Vampire Dandies -- The Dandy; The 'Crisis' of Masculinity; Metrosexuality and the Cult of Self; The Vampire of Capital and Commodity; Queer Vampire Masculinities -- 2. Playboys -- Commodified Masculinities; On the Virtues of Bachelorhood; The Bachelor Pad, or the Sexual Lair; James Bond 007; Fashioning 007 -- 3. Hipsters -- The White Negro; Hipster vs. Beatnik; Hipster Style -- 4. Sailors -- Men in Uniform; The Seepage of Sailor into Life and Lore; Sailors Big and Small; Disciplined but Naughty Boys; Bell Bottoms and Fly FrontsSailor Chic: From Boardwalk to Catwalk -- 5. Cowboys and Bushmen -- Unknown Frontiers; Celluloid Cowboys; The Australian Bushman; Bush Wear for Bushmen -- 6. Leather Men -- Reel Men; The Black Leather Motorcycle Jacket; Leathermen; Men of Rock; Greasers and Punks -- 7. Superheroes -- The Origin Stories; Masked Masculinity and the Phallic Hero; The Costume, or the Superhero's Struggle with Fashion; The Fabric of Superheroes; Everyone's a Superhero: Role-Play and Cosplay; Who Does Batman Bat For? -- 8. Gangstas -- 'Ghettocentricity' and Street Cred; Early Gangstas Style: Pachucos and the Zoot SuitLeave Political Correctness at the Door: Gangsta's Paradise; The Tyranny of Masculinity; White Gangstas; Conclusion: Men Without Qualities.
Call Number
JQE 18-19
ISBN
  • 9781138658684
  • 1138658685
Author
Geczy, Adam, author.
Title
Fashion and masculinities in popular culture / Adam Geczy and Vicki Karaminas.
Publisher
New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, ©2018.
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Series
Routledge research in cultural and media studies ; 113
Routledge research in cultural and media studies ; 113.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-175) and index.
Summary
Popular culture in the latter half of the twentieth century precipitated a decisive change in style and body image. Postwar film, television, radio shows, pulp fiction and comics placed heroic types firmly within public consciousness. This book concentrates on these heroic male types as they have evolved from the postwar era and their relationship to fashion to the present day. As well as demonstrating the role of male icons in contemporary society, this book's originality also lies in showing the many gender slippages that these icons help to effect or expose. It is by exploring the somewhat inviolate types accorded to contemporary masculinity that we see the very fragility of a stable or rounded male identity.
Added Author
Karaminas, Vicki, author.
Research Call Number
JQE 18-19
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